# Talk:pugnus

Well I guess I may be confusing even myself with this part. What we have here are three different kinds of derivatives: derived words within the same language (pugnus "fist" $\to$ pugnare "fight"), derived words in another language (English pugnacious, technically from pugnax but close enough to serve the point here) and words that aren't technically "derived" so much as "inherited": Spanish puño, Italian pugno, and French poing weren't borrowed from Latin, they're just pugnus changed over time... daughters of the original word. I don't know how best to describe these categories.... the first one is basically squarely covered by =Derived terms=, and =Daughter terms= is as good as any for the third one, but I don't know how to label the second category (words like pugnacios). It would be good to get input from others on this... —Muke Tever 21:22, 22 May 2004 (UTC)